Installing ARM Linux on silicon Mac

I was trying to install ARM-based Linux on an M3 MacBook Air. Theoretically, this is possible. I prepared the installation USB drive correctly, but the Mac did not see it because it was not bootable. Does anyone have any experience with this issue?

What ARM-based Linux?

Could you provide a link?

I thought Asahi were the only ones working on getting linux running on Apple silicon?

I actually believe they are.

And as far as I know, you don’t install it from a bootable usb drive but by running an install script.

Unless OP gives us more info, we are fumbling in the dark :wink:

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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 64 bit ARM.

Please refer to this for researching about what ARM devices are supported by openSUSE:

As was mentioned above, the Asahi project is the only viable project that I know of so far which is working on (and quite successfully) bringing Linux support to Apple Mx machines.

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I also understand that Apple explicitly supports the installation of Asahi Linux on Mac. At the same time, I read somewhere that what should be written in the
Linux installer on a USB stick so that it can be booted on the Mac.

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For the benefit of the community to have access to well-founded information please provide sources.

Same as above.

You may have referenced incorrect source of information.

For installing Asahi, you would need to run an installer script from the terminal in your Mac machine: curl | sh

I know that there are a few forum members running Asahi on their Mac devices.

Hopefully they might be able to provide you first hand experience of installing and runnung Asahi in on such devices.

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